Advisory Board and Editors Infectious Diseases

Christian L. Althaus

Research group leader at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM) at the University of Bern (Switzerland). Christian Althaus' research is focused on modeling the dynamics of infectious diseases within and between hosts. He is a co-founder of the Swiss Meeting for Infectious Disease Dynamics (SMIDDY).

Zandrea Ambrose

Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine and Graduate Program in Molecular Virology and Microbiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Co-Director of the Imaging Core of the Pittsburgh Center for HIV Protein Interactions.

Ramy K Aziz

I am an assistant professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, Egypt. I am interested in microbial pathogenesis, microbial and phage genomics, microbiome research, pharmacomicrobiomics, antibiotic resistance surveillance, and virulence gene discovery.

Stefan D Baral

Stefan Baral is a physician epidemiologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (JHSPH). Stefan has led epidemiological studies among key populations including men who have sex with men and sex workers in Southern, Eastern, and Western African countries as well as in Central and Southeastern Asia. Stefan acts as the Director of the Key Populations Program for the Center for Public Health and Human Rights at the JHSPH.

Bernard W Beall

Head of Streptococcus Laboratory, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory DIseases. Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.

Kate N Bishop

Group Leader at The Francis Crick Institute from April 2015. Programme Leader and Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow at National Institute for Medical Research in London, UK from end of 2008. Previously, Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow at King’s College London.

Ariel J Blocker

2011-:Schools of Cellular & Molecular Medicine and Biochemistry, University of Bristol: Reader in Microbiology.
2007-2011: as above, Senior Lecturer in Microbiology.
2001-2007: Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford: Guy Newton Senior Research Fellow.
1997-2000: Institute Pasteur, Paris: Postdoctoral fellow.
1996: EMBL, Heidelberg: Postdoctoral fellow.
1991-1995: EMBL, Heidelberg: PhD in Cell Biology
1988-1991: University College, London: B. Sc. in Genetics, 1st class.

Erika M Braga

Erika Braga has a BA in Biology and a Ph.D in Parasitology from Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil, where she is a Professor of Parasitology. Coordinator of Parasitology Post-graduate Program (UFMG). Head of Malaria Laboratory at UFMG. Her research is focused on two distinct approaches: study of immune response in human malaria and study of avian malaria in wild birds. Academic Editor of PLOS ONE.

Dunja Bruder

Dunja Bruder did her PhD thesis in immunology focussing on T cell responses to bacterial toxins (1996-1999) followed by a postdoc in the field of mucosal immunology at the HZI in Braunschweig (2000-2006). After several scientific stays abroad (Harvard Medical School; Yale University School of Medicine) she became head of the research group “Immune Regulation” at the HZI (2006). In addition, since 2011 Dunja Bruder is Professor for "Infection Immunology" at the University Hospital in Magdeburg.

Dee A. Carter

Associate Professor in Microbiology, University of Sydney. Managing Editor of Australasian Mycologist. Academic Editor for PLOS ONE. Recipient of the 2010 The Merck Sharp & Dohme ASM Mycology Award.

Keith A Crandall

Founding Director of the Computational Biology Institute at George Washington University. Past Chair of the Department of Biology at Brigham Young University. PhD in Biology and Biomedical Sciences from Washington University in St. Louis.

Donatella de Pascale

Mainly involved in the discovery of new bioactive compounds from Antarctic and Arctic bacteria. Also working on on Antarctic psychrophilic microorganisms with potential biotechnological applications, and the dissection of the virulence determinants of some human pathogens by the use of non-vertebrate host model, like Caenorhabtidis elegans.